New Year, New Career!

NEWMARKET, ON, Jan. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Following the count down to 2017, do you find yourself making resolutions for a fresh start?

Why not celebrate the New Year with a new career!

If you are searching for an opportunity to learn, grow and contribute to another person's quality of life, a career as an Intervenor might be a choice for you.

Intervenors are specially trained professionals who act as the "eyes" and "ears" of a person who is deafblind. They are a communication partner, acting as the bridge between the person who is deafblind and the world.

Intervenors take a Total Communication Approach to use as many methods of communication as needed to facilitate the exchange of information and meet the unique needs of the person who is deafblind. They work in a variety of settings in the community, including residential or educational settings. Intervenors are leaders, problem solvers and team players. They may be called on to employ their creativity and flexibility, and be comfortable working closely with others.

Whether you are graduating from high school or a post-secondary institution, or even exploring options for a second career, a career as an Intervenor might be the solution for you. DSW, PSW, or SSW certifications are ideal for a career as an Intervenor. However, DeafBlind Ontario Services will provide necessary training to individuals without these certifications too. Intervenor services is a sector that is currently experiencing growth and offers opportunities for ongoing training. It is a career path that can help you make an impact by empowering others.

DeafBlind Ontario Services strives to be a top employer in the field by investing in their employees through extensive training, mentoring and other professional development opportunities throughout all levels of the organization. In February of 2016, DeafBlind Ontario Services received the first annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) award. The Nonprofit Employer of Choice Awards (NEOC) recognizes organizations whose people leadership and vision has translated into exemplary talent management practices.

DeafBlind Ontario Services is hiring Intervenors across the following areas:

  • Ayr
  • Embrun
  • Georgina
  • Innisfil
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Oshawa
  • Ottawa
  • Peterborough
  • Waterloo

Start this New Year off on a positive note - choose a career as an Intervenor.

Deafblindness is a combined loss of hearing and vision to such an extent that neither the hearing nor vision can be used as a means of accessing information, communication and mobility. In fact, 95% of what you learn comes from your eyes and ears.

Individuals who are deafblind have the capacity to build their life skills, gain independence and contribute to the greater community with the support of Intervenors who use the sense of touch to help them communicate. 

Founded in 1989, DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. With residential locations and community services programs across the province, their services extend into a wide range of communities in Ontario.



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SOURCE DeafBlind Ontario Services

For further information: Director of Development and Communications, Susan Manahan at 1-855-340-3267 ext.228 or


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